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discourages new capital from coming in. if you don't know, think ofwould you lend to detroit today? you wouldn't. you would want to find out what happens to others who lend to detroit. growth. that speaks to education. it speaks to some micro things that we should be doing. one of the problems of the fed being the center of attention is it diverts discussion away from other things. things that are more important for us and for the next generation, that this whole narrative have shifted away from. what types of new projects are you working on? >> you have promoted me. [laughter] i am grateful to be chair of thepart of securing u.s. living in a global neighborhood that is more prosperous. it has had numerous advantages. the idea is to contribute and bring in outside perception. we are a council made of people from very different backgrounds and experience. it is a wonderful collection of people. we have gotten to know each other over the last few months and we are working on a few major initiatives. >> how do weerica's rejuvenate the american economy? >> i think we need strongerour elected offic
detroit worked and experience all of its own. but there's been a marriage between the civil rights movement and the social justice movement for a long time. and as we come to this 50th anniversary, i can recall watching mr. randolph, and certainly dr. king, in that sort of electrifying speech that was given that day, and i want to go back something myrlie said earlier, and that is the movement, i mean the media has really played with our mind for a long time. you know, the most exciting part of dr. king's speech and when te that gave folks so much energy was when he talked about his dream, both for himself, his people and the nation as a whole. but dr. king said some stuff before he got to that part of the speech. that you very seldom hear folks talk about. he was just talking about we came to washington, d.c. you know, which was in a sense of promissory note written by the founders of the nation that spoke to the fact that we were entitled to some stuff. life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. and when i heard the speech, i was a young leader, a local unit of about 5000 folks. i
, a debt overhang discourages new capital from coming in. if you don't know, think of detroit. would you lend to detroit today? no, you wouldn't because you first want to find out what's going to happen to others who lend to detroit and then to much money and so we had to do with that. then there's the longer-term agenda. it has to do with potential growth. that speaks to education. it speaks to some really microstar that we should be doing and that right now, one of the problems about the fed leaning the center of attention come is it the first discussion away from all these other things. so everybody focus on the fed cup who should be the fed chairperson, et cetera, et cetera. this whole set of other things that needs to be more important for us, answer me for the next generation, that the whole narrative has been shifted away from. >> mohammad, the white house global economics, what types of new projects are you working on, ideas, perhaps for 2014? >> so, you have promoted me. okay, i'm very privileged to be chair of the council on global development. and the notion is very simple. is
president on jell oil on oil and gas development in the u.s. then the film project on life in detroit. washington journal live every morning at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> wednesday, the six democratic can't dates in the mayoral base will debate. the event hosted by ny-one tv will include anthony weiner. a live preview of the debate at 6:00 p.m. eastern and the debate at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> last few years, the left has decided that the political debate is worth lest, they're not going to debate policy, they're not going to debate what is the best way to solve the nation's problems. they're not going to provide evidence. they're going to label us morally deficient human beings unworthy of debate. >> the editor at large ben shapiro is september's in depth guest and will take your questions live for three hours. then in the months ahead, civil rights leader congressman john lewis. jackie o. to nancy reagan, your questions for kitty kelly. then feminism critic and philosophy professor, general for hop summers. radio talk show host and judicial activist mark levine, in depth,
values. >> let's go to our student line, nicole is in detroit. caller: i am currently a student at wayne state university. the question is is college worth the cost. right now, i feel it is not worth the cost. we are facing a situation where i -- i may not be able to pay for classes in the fall. not even over an academic issue, but over the contract i have with housing. i might be kicked out of school this semester. >> you have a conflict with what? caller: with the housing right now. >> is that because it is too expensive or there are too many people in the housing unit? caller: detroit just filed for bankruptcy. they are trying to increase my tuition. housing is too much. >> nicole, thank you for calling in and sharing your story. this was the subject of an article earlier this week, and they pulled him out about student loans. "more students rely than ever on federal student loans aid." she covered today's speech by president obama and we spoke to her earlier in the afternoon for her thoughts. what new ground did the president break in calls for lowering college costs? >> this is a mo
mother understood that we lived in the north in detroit michigan, where i live now. she and i knew, from reading different obligations, like jet , about newspaper different disturbances in the south. remember seeing the picture of major adverse, after he had been killed -- medger evers after he had been killed. i went to integrated schools and lived in a integrated neighborhood. my friends were white and black, all through school. it disturbs my mother and me that people in the south had problems and could not live the life that i lived. they went to lunch counters and took public transportation. we would get on the bus. ride wherever we need to go and sat wherever we want to set. -- sit. coming to the march meant supporting the travesties that were happening in the south. just my mother and i. 250,000 people felt the same way. many who watched from their tvs and homes. it felt the same way and could not get there. thatew and understood america is a democracy and they're supposed to be freedom. there is not freedom. we have to unite and stand together as a child, i was 12 .ears old you c
've got to say, you cannot rob the people of detroit of the pension. they worked hard for these pensions. and let me tell you something, if we stand by what they take the detroit pension they will be taking our pensions. so don't think it will happen to us. if they can set a precedent, they will do it to us again. let me just tell you this. inequality is a scourge on our society. and yes, we're talking about low-wage workers making $7.25 an hour. we've got to do something about it. but there's the other side of that, the other side of that is that some people are doing pretty good. so between 1979-2007, a period, although less than 20 years, real income rose by 240% for those at the top 1%. it's a shameful thing. it is a moral issue. and we've got to fight back at this. let me tell you, our economy is capable of producing enough good paying jobs for everyone. [applause] our economy could do it. this economy can do it. but we can't do it while we're getting trade deals that are shipping our jobs overseas, that just leaned on us a few months ago for the south korea the other said it will c
detroit, michigan, which is where i live now, but she knew and i knew from reading different publications like "jet." our black newspaper was then called "the michigan chronicle." i remember vividly seeing the picture of mr. evers after he had been killed. but growing up in the north, in detroit, i lived the dream that dr. king spoke of. i went to integrated schools. i lived in an integrated neighborhood. my friends were both white and black, all through school. it disturbed my mother and it disturbs me that people in the south had problems, they could not live the life that i lived. we dined at lunch counters and took public transportation in contrast to what you heard about rosa parks and others. we rode on the bus -- it was called the dsr then. and we would ride wherever we wanted to go and sit wherever we wanted to sit. coming to the march for us meant supporting the travesties that were happening in the south. and not just my mother and i, obviously. 250,000 people felt the same way. those that could get there. there were many who watched from their tv's at home that felt the same wa
look close by at detroit. folks, that is a picture of where liberal, progressive ideas go. was america's premier city. highest per capita income in the country. it was the pride of our country in the auto business, with unions growing, higher taxes, more regulation, as you saw these liberal, progressive ideas that were supposed to help the poor and grow the middle class, what have we been left with in detroit? 40%.loyment about has it helps children get a better education? percent of children in the eighth grade read at the grade level. the prosperity that they talk about when a third of the buildings are empty? you have got 400 liquor stores, and until a few weeks ago, not one chain supermarket in what was america's premier city. state of illinois and california and other states that are following those policies are not close behind into some form of bankruptcy. ideas are being showcased all over the country. and you create more choices competition in education, people thrive, and children get a better education. [applause] liberals who are now for choice in education because they hav
to discussions in the black study center. paul kuntzler was born in detroit, michigan, in 1941 and raised at grosse pointe there before moving to washington, d.c. in 1951, he was active with the michigan young democrats and the congress on racial he called it. he credits john f. kinney as a major influence on his political consciousness. iin december 19 city with a move to washington, d.c. just days before his 20th birthday. he attended both the northern virginia center of the university of virginia and george mason university. for 32 years he was on the senior staff of the national science speakers association as assistant executive director for advertising exhibits an exhibitor workshops. in 1962, he was elected to the board of directors of the society of washington, the districts first gay-rights group. on april 17, 1965, he was one of 10 people in the world's first gay-rights picket in front of the white house. he is also one of the founders of the gay and lesbian activists alliance. he has an incredible memory are displayed by his tendency to recall events not just by the day but dow
in different riots like detroit riots somehow made their way to the hospital, and they were diagnosed with mental illness. and so, you know, that's not a huge surprise when we think about the ways that politics and the diagnosis of mental illness have gone together in this country. but i would say that the main myths that i look at, one i've already kind of suggested, is that this increased rate of schizophrenia was somehow the result of something to do with biology or genetics. of course, a lot of people were arguing that at the time. but what i found was that it was almost entirely a social phenomenon that was linked to a series of changes, and the two i'll just put forward, one was that people -- there was a lot of anxiety about the political moment, and people really were linking political protests at the time to insanity in ways that started to make sense to people. and the second was that the diagnosis of schizophrenia had changed in 1968, and the official diagnosis all of a sudden said anger, hostility and projection, blaming other people for your problem. so in a way it made i
for base operating support to a cluster. we've got a unit in detroit, michigan and is providing protection in a large number of individual small reserve units. you'll be happy to know that my standard quest today after i get done with this mess where do you remember the reserve officers association? and have you paid your dues? most of that get me a bit curious. and when i get done, i said in about nine hours i will be speaking to the reserve officers association and for a fact i pulled out my notebook and said i'm taking names. so the next few days, your membership committee is busier than usual. i'm going to take a little bit of credit for that. [applause] frankly, beyond that he no the more important reason i'm glad it's such an influential unengaged amount of leaders. i've got a great deal about dinesen about where we are in the campaign right now. there are challenges and i will address those, but we have a real opportunity to be successful. i am mindful that not everybody shares my optimism. i am sure most of you saw the recent poll that said 67% of americans believe the war in afgha
, the epa, the irs, the justice department to go on and on and on. it's like they want us to be detroit. we didn't vote for him. he got no votes from the state, thank you, oklahoma. but we are paying for it. and he doesn't end run around everybody. what can we do to get oklahomans working, to get these things implemented without him sitting up there and saying, this is what you're going to do, instead of the people that own this country telling them? [applause] >> you know, i would kill you don't blame it all on obama because they were uncontrolled bureaucracies under george bush. i expense them, and he did, too. he goes back to the thing we kind of started out with, is the federal government is out of control. but it's been predicted by all the historians that our republic will fail. so the question is how do we cheat history? how do we go back? how do we really base -- we embrace the things that made america great. as i said earlier i think we have to get in charge. i've been working for nine years to try to make a big difference. i have made a small difference, not a bi big difference. b
, on morgan's whale trade. remember, they lost $6 billion in detroit. some of that was taxpayer insured money that they were playing with. i mean, how do you justify -- i'm sorry to get wound up, but all i can tell you is that i, you have my sympathy. i think it's good news that the housing market in arizona is coming back pretty well, thank god. i've always said it was the collapse of the housing market that started this and the recovery of the housing market is what will cause the recovery. so there's some good news out there for arizona's economy as for the housing is concerned. to you and i still know thousands and thousands of small business people in this state who are struggling mike lee, and still nearly half of the home loan mortgages are underwater. in other words, worth less than their mortgage. that cannot continue, in my view. these peoples mortgages have to be renegotiated. and that is what i suggested years ago. you want to respond real quick. >> [inaudible] >> they are taking place and the people are getting the council of the loan officer. they are getting a low shot down the
to be detroit. you got no votes from the state. thank you, oklahoma. but we are paying for it. and he does an end run around everybody. what can we do to get oklahomans working, to get these things implemented without them sitting up there and saying, this is what you're going to do? instead of the people that run this country. >> gosh -- [applause] >> you know, i would tell you, don't blame it all on obama because there were uncontrolled bureaucracies under george bush. it goes back to the thing we kind of started out with. the federal government is out of control. but it has been predicted by all of the historians that the republic would fail. the question is, how do we teach history, go back, every embrace the thing that made america great? and as i said earlier, i think we have to get in charge. i have been working for nine years to try to make a big difference. i have made a small difference. i worked every day trying to do things. i am convinced the only way we do that is half the state start exerting their temporary authority and reassessing -- [applause] -- changes to the constitut
other races are you keeping an eye on? >> detroit where you have this -- you have had this big field of candidates. just two contenders for a job that is -- you think it is very important right now. ultimately the election itself may be less important than what happens after. germany how much power the mayor will have when there is an emergency manager with sweeping authority for turning around. and houston, where a democratic mayor is running for a third term. a nonpartisan alexian but essentially a republican opponent. when she was elected it became the largest american city. so she's likely to win another term. national politics. it's worth keeping an eye on. >> the cover politics and policy in this era of budget deficits and tightening budgets here in washington. what can mayors expect from washington if anything when it comes to infrastructure, the nuts and bolts the mayor's need to provide to their respective cities? >> you talk to mayors out in the country and at party conventions. the u.s. conference of mayors meeting in d.c. really set up with just how little support they ge
, right? this is a bailed out industry from detroit that says, we're competing with the best of the best. so it's just a mindset. although it's a -- tablets have been ubiquitous, but legacy systems like airlines and car manufacturers are just starting to put them into -- adopt them. now, if industry, cutting edge, competing with a lot of other competitors, internationally, takes this long to bring these technological innovations and adopt them in their products, the government, which is a monopoly, takes a little longer. so, the biggest challenge that i see and that was a great question -- how do you still have quality control but find a way to rush to market or whatever the appropriate -- for the government, technologies or even just nontechnological innovations that could help make the product or service better. >> i would just simply say i think we covered it earlier, the biggest barrier is the fear of failure, and not being able to learn from failure. and that i think goes to government in terms of personnel systems in terms of being able to admit when a program isn't working, and th
for the guys on the lam or guys with shady business. eddy, i just mentioned he was the kid from detroit who was drafted. he had the virtue of writing to his wife every day while he was in the service. he ended up being sent to the 28th infantry division, deserted out immediately. was hanging out with the canada unit for awhile. he was court marble -- marbled. he refused the offer to basically have the sentence set aside if he would go back to combat. he said i'll desert again. his appeal came to eisenhower in 19 e at the darkest time. eisenhower was not in a forgiving mood. unfortunately for him, eisenhower affirmed the death sentence, and eisenhower said that his unit, the 28th division was to carry out the execution. i described how he is transported by mp, military policeman, were the 28th division was and firing squad was set up. i think he believed to the very end that he was going to be -- the sentence would be commuted. it was not. they shot him dead. the division commander was a guy named norm who was at omaha beach. the the worse of all the battle. he was in the battle of the bulge
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